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RL   Anna, Texas

11/21/2014 7:49:58 PM

After dinner my dog coughed and her nose started bleeding. she is about 10 years old and is a rott/german shepard mix. she has been under the weather lately - lost about 30 lbs practically overnight, yet a trip to the vet didn't yield any valuable
information.
Of course I called the emergency vet (its after hours) and googled - which is where I found this. They suggested I put ice on her nose - which I
tried.

TO STOP/SLOW the bleeding: Instead, I hand fed her ice - which she was happy to have. Slowly but surely....I think the cold made it's way up from the inside. I am thankful. so very thankful and I hope this helps you in some way. Also...I saw on you tube that it is important for you to STAY CALM as your dog will pick up on your anxiety, making blood pressure go up which in turn will lead to more bleeding. We also prayed for her. So I think it was that idea to give her ice which was Devine intervention.

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gery   International

8/18/2014 6:56:51 AM

I felt so bad now. I did all the first aid tips but worsen the outcome for my dog.

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gery   International

8/18/2014 6:55:35 AM

I felt so bad now. I did all the first aid tips but worsen the outcome for my dog.

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Ruzica   Gevgelija, International

7/12/2014 9:48:27 AM

My 3 year old Golden Retriever has been having nose bleeds for a couple of months now. There was a hedgehog in our yard and we thought that it could be the cause of the nose bleeds. We got rid of the hedgehog but the bleeding continued for a month now. Could this be something serious?

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Vi   Kenly, North Carolina

10/4/2013 12:24:48 PM

I had the same problem with my 13 yr old border collie. 3 mths ago started with a really bad nose bleed from the right side, sneezing and everything would fly everywhere. Took her to the hospital(vet closed on weekends), they got the bleeding stopped and we took he to the vet on Monday. They did a scope, blood tests, etc. Everything came back fine. Bleeding stopped and we gave her meds. 2 weeks later the bleeding began. 2 weeks ago she started to not eat as much, was not excited to go for a ride, gurgled in her sleep, etc. Vet told me she thought it was a tumor and since I had put out over $1,000 the last time and still trying to recover from it, I have been waiting to see what would happen. I put her to sleep this morning. Her eyes were not looking right, she wanted more attention, she was not eating, moved slowly. she is better now

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juju B.   Mauldidn, SC

6/27/2013 7:29:44 AM

Saw this website this morning as I was looking up nose bleeds on dogs. My 13 year old mix breed is having more nose bleeds this week. Trying to stop the nose bleed is impossible. Coming home from work you'd think my house was a crime scene. Blood everywhere and when he sneezed the blood splatters everywhere. It got so bad I had to take him to the vet yesterday. He has a fever of 103. His white blood cell was low. Our options were 50/50 that he has a mass tumor. In order to get the full results, a CT scan $1,500,00 would show if there was a mass. Even if I chose to have that done and shows he has the mass, I cannot see him go through radiation treatment at his age. The vet put him on Clindamycin and Ketoconazole to see if it will help the bleeding. Last night was the worst night ever with about 4 nose bleeds in 6 1/2 hours. On top of that he was diagnosed with Cushing disease last year. Just don't know what to do.

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josh   Phoenix, Arizona

6/14/2013 6:58:19 AM

jgfromnc what was the outcome of the biopsy?

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LuvableSneakers   El Mirage, AZ

6/13/2013 2:23:01 AM

I'm having a similar problem. My dog is a four year old German Shepard Labrador mix male. He recently got neutered and we took care of his wound and cleaned it regularly. A couple days later he had gooey stuff coming from his eyes and he wasn't eating normally. Then I noticed he had crusty blood on the inside of his nose, but it wasnt dripping. I've Googled it but the symptoms aren't really matching and they don't mention if neutering could have something to do with it. We can't really afford to take him to the vet right noe so soon after the last visit but if it really is something tone worried about then we definitely will, but we couldn't afford a lot of expensive operations. Should we be really worried?

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Joe   Norfolk, Virginia

3/26/2013 4:28:45 PM

I am have the same problem with my 10 y/old Yellow Lab. She woke up about two months ago with a right ear hematoma which is a Blood-Filled Pocket in the Ear. Her ear was full of blood and stood steight out. During this time she had her first series of nose bleeds. They were just about every night and very heavy. Our vet, drained her ear and it filled back up the next day. We just had to wait for the body to heal it's self. Now her poor ear is very deformed. As for the bleeding, it hasn't gone away. It usually happens in the morning. It doesn't last long. But I just clean it up. The vet said he could run tests but they would be very expensive. I am retired, and on a tight budget and my wife has dementia and I must pay for a helper for her. As long as my Maggie is eating and drinking and is active I can not worry my self any more about her. I will check back here everyday to see what others find out from their Vets.

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Gary   Bedminster, New Jersey

3/9/2013 6:39:37 PM

We have same situation as JGfromNC..this morning our 14 year old Bearded Collie's nose was running, I saw him sneezing several times, then noticed blood spattered on the wood floor and noticed his white hair around his nose was bright red...so, we brought him to our local vet, XRays showed little other than good heart, lungs but not conclusive in the sinuses..Vet looked and sees a 'void' or the opposite of a bump...concerns him, that may be tumor so we went to Red Bank Veterinary Hospital and he is there tonight and will get CT scan, rhinoscopy and biopsy tomorrow afternoon BUT I just read on the internet Ivectrin (heartgard) can cause bloody nose, specifically in Collies and I just gacve him his very first Heartgard yesterday (cannot get Interceptor any longer) and today his nose is bleeding?!?? SO, I HOPE this is what it is!! Also checking for heart worm (I just called this amazing animal hospital and told them to please check all of this)

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jgfromnc   Winston Salem, North Carolina

2/14/2013 11:25:28 AM

Having a similar issue with our lab mix, started having nose bleeds mid January. Didn't know at the time blood was coming from nose-would just wake up to a mess of blood in his bed. After realizing the past wknd it is his left nostril, he's at the vet today. Rhino-scope with biopsies and a CT scan have been done. So far everything looks normal, awaiting biopsy results. It will probably be Monday before we know if they show anything. Very tough-he is scratching at his muzzle so much it is raw and his eyes are very droopy. They ruled out fungus and tumors based on the scans, but obviously the biopsies will give more information. I just hope to have answers.

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Jennifer   Wadsworth, Ohio

1/17/2013 7:37:31 AM

Tom in NC, I also have a blood hound she is gonna be 10 years old...about a month ago she also started having nose bleeds and only on the left side ..I took her to the vet ..started antibotics, last night and this morning she sneezed and both times her nose started bleeding...I am freaking out..i called the vet she wants of course to do tons of tests ..that i can not afford ..i agreed to change antibotics to see if that will help..what is going on with your hound??? the vet told me anytime is it bleeding out of one nostril it is usually a tumor.

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janis   sequim, Washington

10/23/2012 2:14:25 PM

dear esr....did you find out what the problem is. same thing with my dog....rhinoscopy found no foreign body but did find nasal cancer. call mecif you want. 360-775-0910

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Tom   hot springs, North Carolina

10/1/2012 9:37:47 PM

to
ESR
This is whats happening to my 4 year old hound dog.Were on a farm and she digs and gets her nose everywhere.I took her to the Vet and said she has amonia but after all the pills and one thousands dollars(Im poor too had to put it on a charge card) she is still bleedin thru her left nostril and Im affraid she may die.Im in asheville nc and looking for another vet who cares about helping animlas without money being the main reason to help.any info would be so apprecated

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Freebird78   Los Angeles, CA

7/26/2012 10:04:09 AM

Yikes after reading through all the comments and this article I'm a bit freaked out! I never knew dogs could get nosebleeds until I read this article

http://www.findavet.us/2012/07/how-to-treat-dogs-n- ose-bleed-epistaxis/
and now after reading your article I hope that my dogs never get it! Thank you for the info.

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Don   Asheville, NC

4/23/2012 5:58:50 AM

My dog is a 3 1/2 year old Keeshond male and getting nose bleeds 2-4 times a day for the last 3 days. It doesn't last long and stops on it's own. Last January he was diagnosed with Auto-Immune Disease. He is currently on Prednisone, Azathioprine, aspirin and Famotidine. I took him to the vet and did a complete blood solids analysis and said that his blood is normal for a dog in his condition outside of his PCV being at 28. Two days earlier his PCV was at 33. It is a drop from a PCV of 36 from 3 weeks earlier when we first decreased his dose of Prednisone from 40mg to 30mg per day. Now I am giving him a 60mg dose per day the last 2 days following my vets instructions. He still has nose bleeds. His current doses are Prednisone 60mg was 30mg every day (30mg AM/30mg PM and was 20mg in the AM and 10mg in the PM ), Azathioprine 20mg every other day (1 dose), aspirin 5-10mg (1 dose per day)(I have been using a store bought brand and cutting it to attempt to get about the correct dosage) and Famotidine 10mg (1 dose per day). I am keeping a close eye on him and I am also taking him back to the vet tomorrow to check his PCV again. The doctor in charge of my dogs' care said that she contacted her head office and said that they have never experienced nose bleeds as part of an Auto-Immune disease case. Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated.

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ESR   Eben, MI

4/11/2012 5:05:14 PM

I have a 13 yr old female Cairn Terrier. Her name is Belle. She went outside with my Boxer one night to go potty before bedtime just like always, and they were back indoors in under a two minutes. But when Belle came in she was sneezing and each time a spray of blood came out. It did stop in about a minute as I held a towel under her face. She was fine after that. I thought maybe she stuck her nose where it didn't belong. She is a hunter and is always sticking her nose into places it doesn't belong. We live on 26 acres in the country and she has gopher holes and such, and is always hunting about the yard, so I didn't really think nothing of it. Then about a week later(five days ago), she starting sneezing again and this time no blood but she seem to have a difficult time breathing out her left nostril. I took her to the vet and the vet said she would need xray and endoscope, and if they found something foreign up her nose they could possibly remove it, but that they did not have the endoscope at their office and would have to refer me to a vet in another town. But she also said it could be a tumor.

I said I wanted to wait a few days as it sounded like a very expensive procedure and I am very poor. But then this morning at 8:30am Belle started to sneeze again and a lot of blood was coming out again, this time kind of clotty, and it has been continuing all day, it is now 8pm. So I called the vet they referred me to, and asked them how much it will cost for xrays and the endoscope and if they need to remove a foreign matter from her nose. They told me from $350.00 to
$700.00.
I made the appt for tomorrow, but I really don't know where I am going to get that kind of money.

Today's Vet. sure does ask a lot for their services. I can remember a day when a Vet. would take care of your pet without asking for three months wages from you in return. Of course in those days people lived a lot simpler too.

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Brad Dunham   Fairfield, CA

2/23/2012 3:55:56 AM

Since last September, my 15-year old dog Max had three separate episodes of bleeding of unknown original until this last episode. The first two times we came home to find pooling and splattering all over our house, but he seemed to fine whenever we got home. We took him into our vet, found his protein levels had skyrocketed...a high tale sign of possible cancer so we were told. All results came back negative. After both times he became his old self with spurts of energy, so we presumed nothing extreme. This last time, my wife found him bleeding from the nose with blood everywhere in the backyard. Neither time before had he shown any source of where the blood came from. Needless to say, the doctor could not stop the bleeding and Max was lathargic. He had an extreme form of cancer in his nasal cavity. We lost him two days ago. The doctors never thought to think nasal because at the time we never had any telltale signs. All I have to say is that if you see pooling or splattering of blood caused from your dog with no telltale signs of why or even if it is from a known nosebleed; please include an examination of the nasal cavity. I hate to see anyone else have to go through the pain as my family and I did when we lost our beloved Max.

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Robert S.   Missouri City, TX

12/9/2011 6:41:52 AM

My dog Cooper had his 1st nose bleed 2 weeks ago out of his left nostril only. All blood work normal. He was put on Vitamin K, then our vet referred us to a specialist. A 3d scan showed a mass in his left sinus cavity and surgery was performed. Surgery performed by punching a hole into his sinus cavity above the left eye and a soft, coral texture mass was removed from the cavity during surgery. Cooper now has 5 staples in his head. So far, all test for cancer, fungus, bacteria are all negative. Total cost so far of $3500.00. Cooper is still bleeding from his nose. Cooper is now taking Piroxicam and Doxycycline but the side effects worry me. Will update with any knew info.

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Tim   jacksonville, FL

11/15/2011 12:14:24 PM

We have been fighting with an issue with our 8yo australian Shepard for about 2 months. It started with wheezing attacks. Later it progressed to nose bleeds and occasion a deep hacking cough. For about a week and half he has been on cipro, doxycycline, and an anti-fungal. We've also put him on prednisone a anti-inflammatory dose. This seems to keep the nose bleed at bay. After a few days he went to constant nose bleed and laying around to occasional blood drip and more active. We have been slowly backing into a diagnosis of possible nasal tumor or deep fungal infection since he has been on such heavy antibiotics for a week and a half and the issue is not resolved. We still have another week and half to go with the meds. Nothing negative has shown up in the blood work, just heightened white blood cell count. This is why he was started on the latest antibiotics. Next step would be head X-ray to check for fungal or tumor. Neither is good.

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